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Hpw Long Does It Take For A Back Strain To Heal
6 weeks: Most soft tissue injuries (muscles, ligaments, etc.) can take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: Depends of the severity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Variable: Commonly within a few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does a back strain last? Everyone keeps on telling me thats my cause of pain but its been six months. Can they last that long???
See details: An acute strain usually lasts 3-6 weeks. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Sprains and strains: Muscle pain in the neck or back after over-exercise or strain usually worsens the first couple days. Thereafter, symptoms usually improve daily. Healing time is proportional to the injury—minor strain should heal in a couple days, while a severe strain may take 6 weeks or more if a muscle tear resulted. So just ease back until pain subsides. That's your clue to rev back up. ...Read more
Will a lower back strain crack and pop as it heals? It cracks when i straighten my back? Is this ok?
Cracking is ok: But it is not a sign of healing. Just don't over do it and injure your back muscles. ...Read more
Reasonable, yes: Depending on the amount of pain, cause of the pain, and other medical problems, a week of prednnisone is not unreasonable. ...Read more
Pain in lower right back. Pulled muscle i think. It's been a week. Any suggestions? I don't take meds. Just a back strain i hope? What can it be?
Give it time or: If it is a "pulled muscle" it will get better over time with some local heat applications & rest with some restriction of activity. If the pain is severe, then you may want to check with your doctor to make sure that it is not another issue like a kidney stone or other source of pain. ...Read more
Oxycodone makes me sick to my stomach. Alternative pain killer i can take? I have back strain and will be seeing my pcp in the morning.
Back strain: I would stick to a good NSAID (zipsor, naprelan) and a muscle relaxer. Narcotics (like oxycodone) do not address the underlying problem. Ther are however many other narcotics besides oxycodone if your doctor feels you need one (tramadol, hydrocodone). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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